VIDEO: Watch how a Maryland Cop Violate's a Man's Constitutional Rights

Cop claims he was just doing his job.

The Baltimore County cop had seen the young man in court not too long ago, so he approached him and demanded his identification, telling him he needed to check him for warrants.

But John Holt Jr. was doing nothing to raise suspicion that he was committing a crime.

Instead, he was simply walking into a store with his fiancee when the cop stopped him and demanded his identification.

The man's fiancee began recording and the cop acted as if he was doing nothing wrong. Holt posted the video on his Facebook page stating the officer was a witness in his case, but did not specify anything about his case.

"I think you may have a warrant," Baltimore County police officer H.R. Persuhn said. "Because I've dealt with you before."

But that is still not grounds to demand a person's identification in public. You do not permanently lose your Constitutional rights just because a cop has "dealt with you before."

Holt accused him of harassing him, which the cop denied.

"It's not harassment, it's called, I'm doing my job," Persuhn said.

And when Holt continued complaining, the cop ordered him to lower his voice, accusing him of causing a disturbance.

But the video shows Holt was hardly talking louder than the cop. Had he whispered, the cop would have had issue with that as well.

The cop was doing nothing more than fishing, thinking he had an easy target in Holt.

At one point, Persuhn loses his cools and gets into Holt's face, telling him to stop talking loudly, but it's clear he was just angry that Holt did not bow to his authority in seconds.

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mlauzon
mlauzon

What was the outcome of this, seeing as how it was posted 1 year ago, and where exactly did this take place..?!

Keenote
Keenote

Definitely Loco, "protohuman?" what a complete moron you are. That was certainly a violation of his constitutional rights bordering on harassment like the man stated. Finally, when defending the culture from whence you hail; you too use the 1st person plural pronoun, "WE" . . . . . duh.

Rail Car Fan
Rail Car Fan

It was stated: "Most cops come from military backgrounds and cannot make the transition to dealing with civilians." When in the military you're taught "there's us... and there's them. It's either us... or them. We stick together so "them" no longer are." As was stated by "Tree Of Liberty"... seeing a lot of "Badge Bully Cops" are ex-military, it's no wonder their attitude of "shooting first... and asking questions later" prevails among them. Rail Car Fan

Tree of Liberty
Tree of Liberty

The police in 2018 are out of control Here are some rules for dealing with them As stated by Supreme Court justices You have civil rights...USE THEM Never open your door for police Unless they have a signed search warrant Have them put warrant under the door and Make sure it is signed and the Area and things to be searched are written down Finally never let police in your home NEVER NEVER WITHOUT A WARRANT Never talk to police...EVER Never give your ID unless lawfully arrested NOT DETAINED...ARRESTED Cop must have reasonable articulable suspicion of a crime To identify you. "You are suspicious" is NOT a crime. " I was called here" means nothing They will always give the excuse "we were called here" as if that means something But it means NOTHING Always say "am I being detained or am I free to go." Do not let the cop hem and haw repeat the question Until he answers whether you are detained or free to go If he says you're free to go say good day and walk away Politeness is not going to help Walk away even if he is still talking

If you are driving a car and are stopped and the cop says you know why I stopped you say “NO.” Remember when DRIVING a car you must ID. If sitting in your car parked it’s as if the car isn’t there. He must arrest to gain your ID And Passengers NEVER NEVER ID unless arrested.

NEVER FORGET COPS ARE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO LIE TO YOU AND MAKE UP LAWS THAT DO NOT EXIST IN ORDER TO TRAP YOU NEVER NEVER BELIEVE WHAT A COP SAYS, HE HAS BEEN TRAINED TO LIE YOU ON THE OTHER HAND CAN GO TO JAIL FOR LYING TO A COP SO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT

Cops are trained to control situations. And when they cannot i.e. videographers, their brain chemistry cannot compute this. Most highly intelligent people are able to take a situation different than their training and come up with a plan of action. Many Cops are not intelligent enough to take different facts and come up with a plan so they revert to aggression and violence. Most cops come from military backgrounds and cannot make the transition to dealing with civilians.

Tree of Liberty
Tree of Liberty

Thomas Jefferson said, " sometimes the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants." H.R. PERSUHN is a tyrant. His loss to policing will be a gain for the citizens of Baltimore County.

today_is_the_day
today_is_the_day

It is rambunctious that the cop attempts to violate his constitutional rights.

Vatoloco
Vatoloco

Yet another rambunctious recidivist protohuman glorified for the supposed "Civil Rights Violated Because of His Melanin Content" BS. You people, yes, YOU PEOPLE (you do refer to yourselves as "WE", do you not?) are pathetic perpetual victims of your own ignorance and base culture.

Vatoloco
Vatoloco

Yet another rambunctious recidivist protohuman glorified for the supposed "Civil Rights Violated Because of His Melanin Content" BS. You people, yes, YOU PEOPLE (you do refer to yourselves as "WE", do you not?) are pathetic perpetual victims of your own ignorance and base culture.

Dan1949
Dan1949

It seems odd to me an older white guy with conservative credentials[that may disqualify my remarks even before I state them] that folks in Baltimore/Baltimore County should be complaining about the govt that they elect time and time again. When is the last time a non progressive was in charge of the chief executive office in Baltimore...or when was the last time a conservative was Police Commissioner or Police Chief. When your side has the power to elect and appoint it makes no sense to accept the failed leadership your team provides. Perhaps elect a non democrat sometime and see how that works. In any case Vegas Jack made this statement above "Another badged Nazi fuck, who needs a talking to from the Bear Jew and his baseball bat". I finally realized that I would no longer support local police officers in these confrontations. If progressive voters have an issue with cops appointed by progressive leaders maybe the guiltiest of the parties that needs to be replaced are the leaders and not the cops alone.

malik69
malik69

Dude you need to contact Internal Affairs and let them do an investigation on this jackass this is straight up harassment,get a civil rights attorney..

today_is_the_day
today_is_the_day

They are so easily able to violate our rights because they have whole government departments dedicated (and funded) to backing up what they do, right or wrong. I know people do not like bigger government, but the only real solution to these violations is to create independent departments in the government, by legislation, that are dedicated (and funded) to defending our rights. The whole problem is we have to depend on our own funds, or private organizations, insufficient for the task, in most cases.

Drageonian
Drageonian

Here's what I dont get about these posts...

Its very frustrating and upsetting to see police treating people this way, I think we all can agree on that, so, here we have the video, the name of the city, the officers name, and the civilians name. We repeatedly share these videos and become frustrated by what we see in them. Everyone already knows that these problems exist and are really happening. We are well aware that we are seeing unfavorable behavior by some cops so the whole "Im sharing to enlighten others who dont know" excuse is unacceptable now. So what next? Are we watching and sharing just so we can be frustrated and go "SMH", or are these videos intend to inspire some sort of action, such as bombarding that police department with calls and emails complaining against this officer and demanding he be reprimanded? Because if all we are doing is sharing and watching then I no longer want to be bothered with it. I am interested in collective activism against this, but no one can fight this alone. It takes the efforts of everyone offended by it in order to force change. If that isnt the goal or purpose of posting and sharing these videos, then what is? I would really like to know what all the people who shared this video before me actually did to address it other than share it and bitch about it amongst other commenters?

StevenThomas
StevenThomas

Do we need Law Enforcement Officers like this? Probably not!

Topper 2211
Topper 2211

This officer should be harshly reprimanded! And suspend.

vegas jack
vegas jack

Another badged Nazi fuck, who needs a talking to from the Bear Jew and his baseball bat.